News Listings for Nadi International

  • Air Pacific selects AFI KLM E&M for A330 support

    News | 12 Feb 2013 13:03 | Michael Gubisch

    <p>Fiji's national carrier, Air Pacific, has contracted Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance to provide component support and fleet technical...
  • ANZ's Freedom Air to add Wellington-Nadi services

    News | 23 Jul 2004 01:29 | Nicholas Ionides

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Air New Zealand’s international leisure unit Freedom Air is to expand its Fijian operations with non-stop flights from Wellington.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>The carrier says in a statement that the new services will be launched early in 2005 and it will be the only airline operating on the Wellington-Nadi route. Tickets will go on sale next month, when full details of the new services are to be announced.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Freedom Air recently reinstated services to Fiji that were suspended after a coup in the South Pacific island nation in 1999. It now serves the main international gateway at Nadi from the New Zealand cities of Christchurch, Hamilton and Palmerston North.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <
  • Fiji's Nadi airport to get new apron

    News | 30 Jun 2004 04:32 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Work on a new apron at Fiji’s main international airport is due to commence in August or September with Airports of Fiji (AFL), the country’s airport operator, having already received expressions of interest from companies wishing to work on the project.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>About 18 expressions of interest have already been received in response to the tender which closes on 8 July, says am AFL official in Nadi.<u1:p></u1:p> He says Nadi International Airport’s existing apron needs to be replaced because it has cracks.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span
  • Fiji's Nadi airport reopens after fire crew strike

    News | 20 Jul 2001 10:59 | David Fullbrook

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Fiji’s Nadi International Airport is now operating normally after being closed for about six hours due to a wildcat strike by fire crews and some other employees earlier today.<u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><u1:p></u1:p>When the fire crews walked off around 06:00, Airports Fiji Limited was forced to close the airport for safety reasons causing an Air New Zealand flight inbound from the Cook Islands to divert to Auckland and delays for Air Pacific flights scheduled to depart earlier today.<u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-G
  • Fiji tries to end dispute over civil aviation reforms

    News | 27 Jul 1999 07:37 | Nicholas Ionides

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Fiji's Cabinet has ordered the termination of sub-contracts entered into by a new semi-autonomous airport management company as it seeks to end a long-running row over a re-organisation of the country's aviation bureaucracy.</P> <P>Airports Fiji (AFL), which recently took over control of the country's airports from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Fiji Islands (CAAFI), has been ordered to terminate all services contracts secured with Strategic Air Services/Airport Management Technical Services and Fire Control Fiji.</P> <P>The sub-contracts were entered into after a controversial bill was formally passed in March allowing AFL to assume control of airports at Nadi, Suva and 16 outer islands. The company is 100% owned by the Government but operates as an independent profit-making entity. It was established in the hope that Fiji's airports could eventually be privatised.</P> <P>Under the Civil Aviation Reform Bill, first proposed last year
  • Court blocks Fiji CAA from laying off employees

    News | 13 Apr 1999 08:29 | Ben McMillan

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>The Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji (CAAF) has been ordered by a Fijian court to stop offering voluntary redundancy or forcing redundancy on workers at the country's gateway airport at Nadi.</P> <P>Reports from Fiji say Lautoka High Court Justice Joni Madraiwiwi issued the ruling after officials with the Fiji Public Services Association (FPSA) filed affidavits opposing the redundancies. The FPSA claims the CAAF had blocked earlier attempts to enter into dialogue over the dispute.</P> <P>Despite the ruling, the CAAF says it will continue negotiations on the future of the workers, although its intention in continuing talks are not specified.</P> <P>The dispute emerged after the Government passed a bill in March allowing a new semi-autonomous company, Airports Fiji, to assume control of Fiji's airports as part of a restructuring of the country's aviation bureaucracy. The company is 100% owned by the Government but operates as an independent